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Agrifood Industry Advisory Board: barriers and opportunities to accessing funding for training

The first meeting of the re-structured Industry Advisory Board was held on 21 January 2019, to discuss graduate training needs and how they should be funded. The meeting was chaired by David May, of May Agrifood Services Ltd.  A dozen members of industry and members of the AFTP met in Central...

International Food Law course essential for 2019

The ability to stay current with international food law is going to be challenging for UK food manufacturers and producers. Understanding the implications of Brexit and potential trading partnerships outside the EU will be a key requirement for 2019. The AFTP’s International Food Law course is...

Food chain divided on EAT-Lancet Commission report

A globally challenging report written by the EAT-Lancet Commission that defines targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production has received a mixed response regarding its recommendations for the reduction of red meat consumption and the environmental assumptions contained within the...

Morley Agricultural Foundation Partners with AFTP and the University of Nottingham for two-day Experimental Design and Statistics Workshop

The AFTP were delighted to host David Jones, Farm Manager for the Morley Agricultural Foundation and twelve colleagues last week for a specialist statistics workshop at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus. The course was sponsored by the Morley Agricultural Foundation, who...

IFST Forum - Flexibility and innovation required for agrifood skills training provision

Flexibility and innovation required for agrifood skills training provision A forum hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Technology at the 2018 Food Matters Live Show in London highlighted the ongoing need for flexibility and innovation when it comes to training and skills development...

AFTP team up with Farmers Weekly to launch Innovation Masterclass

Farmers Weekly has chosen to partner with the AgriFood Training Partnership and University of Nottingham to launch a unique three day Executive Education Programme. Featuring experienced university and industry researchers and business leaders in the agrifood sector and beyond; the Agribusiness...

The Top Food Stories of 2018

Was 2018 the year of the vegan or the great potato shortage? This year saw an increased consumer scrutiny of how food is produced and manufactured and effects on health and wellbeing in the UK and around the world. From the sugar tax to Brexit food shortages, we take a whistle-stop tour of 2018’s...

Dominica Cocoa Project Update

#CocoaProject In September 2017, 'Hurricane Maria', a category 5 level storm and the deadliest of last year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season, struck the Caribbean island of Dominica. With maximum sustained wind speeds of 165mph, the hurricane caused total devastation to the country's...

AFTP Office To Close Over Christmas

The AFTP office will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Friday 21st December 2018 - Tuesday 1st January 2019 with the team returning to work on Wednesday 2nd January 2018. Any course applications, email/contact form enquiries and voicemails received during this closure period will therefore...

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